Import Export Code

Import Export Code required in the business of export or import of goods and services. We can help you to obtain IEC code within 3 working days while you sitting at your place.

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When IEC is Required ?

Import Export Code required in the business of export or import of goods and services in India.

Issuance Authority

IE Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

No Renewal Required

Applying IE Code is one-time process requires no renewal. Hence, IE Code is Life Time registration.

No Returns filling

IE Code neither requires any kind of returns filling nor any further procedural compliances.

Custom & Banks Requirement

IE Code requires to quote with customs authorities/banks for importing & exporting goods and making or receiving payment to/from international vendors.


Import Export Code can be obtained within 1 week from the date of filing application.

About Import Export Code

Import Export Code, which is commonly abbreviated as IEC is the first registration required for the business entities who are dealing in Importing or exporting of goods and services from India. IEC is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). It is a passport for import and export business. Find out more

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Our professional will prepare the application in prescribed format for IE Code.

Attach applicant’s digital signature & file online application before DGFT.

DGFT officials will verify & process the application within a week.

After successful verification provides Import Export Code certificate over the email.

Documents Required For Import Export Code

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Bank Account Details

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frequently asked questions
IEC stands for Import-Export Code. It is a 10 Digit unique code issued by directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) of commerce and industries ministry of government of India
Any person or business type who intends to import or export goods and services from or to India must require an Import Exports Code
Import Export Code can be obtained within 1 week from the date of filing application.
IE Code is one-time license and valid for the lifetime of business.
As per recent notification, DSC is not required to apply import exports code.  
No, you will receive final soft copy of IEC certificate over the email
IEC is just a license allowing the import and export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under IEC code.
Any kind of business can apply for Import-Export Code Registration who are into the export-import business irrespective of any business entity
Yes E-StartupIndia is an online platform serving all over India no matters wherever you are doing business all you need is internet connection on your mobile or desktop and we are ready to get your job done
No, You don’t need to be physically present for the process, E-StartupIndia is an online catering platform all you need is internet connection  in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at remotest location of the India
There is no penalty for not having an IE code but importing and exporting are not possible without an IE code.
Generally, it takes 3 to 7 days to get the IE code certificate after the submission of all required documents and information
Yes, you can fill AD Category Bank details in IEC. There is space to fill only one Bank account details in IEC application and the same will be shown in your IEC Registration Certificate. It is always advisable to put that banker details with whom you deal regularly and have good relations.  

AD (Authorised Dealer) Category Bank
 means the bank who deal with the conversion of currency notes, coins or travelers' cheques designated in foreign currency into Indian Rupees and vice versa. Their objective is to provide easier foreign exchange facilities for travelers and tourists, including NRIs.

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